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I owned Macaws that you really never had to lock up, when they got tired, they marched back to the ... most part, the cage is for their protection. It doesn't keep them in,as much as it keeps other things out!

That could work as long as you are always home. If you ever leave your house a large bird like a Macaw can find all kinds of trouble to get in.
I owned Macaws that you really never had to lock ... keep them in,as much as it keeps other things out!

That could work as long as you are always home. If you ever leave yourhouse a large bird like a Macaw can find all kinds of trouble to get in.

Don't underestimate the little guys, Alex!

Mama
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Unless one places a padlock on the cage door there is always the chance that the bird will still be able to open the door and get out whether you're home or not.
I know this for a fact as a good friend of mine had an African Grey, a breeding pair of 'Tiels and a Canery or Finch. He came home one day to find his Grey in the Finch's cage and the Finch in the Grey's cage. . .

Herman

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Hello, I've never owned a bird before. Are there any ... birds because they are the ones I really like. Regards,

No bird can be left safely loose. There are too many dangerous things in a home. For cockatoo info go to www.mytoos.com be sure to turn your speakers up for the full effect.

My Miligold Macaw has lived out in the open on a large Manzanita wood multi tiered perch for over 15 years. He loves it. We used to have a large expensive cage for him, but he spent all his time on the playpen on top. We have never had a problem with him living in the open.
BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE Hash: SHA1 Unless one places a padlock on the cage door there is always the chancethat the bird will still be able to open the door and get out whether you'rehome or not.

Most quality modern cages have safety catches on the doors .
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We have a Kings for our Macaw. It was advertised as "escape proof" or something along those lines. It did work for about a year, till Charlie learned how to open the top and side doors. A couple times one of us came home to find him out on top. Both the side and top doors were open so we thought one of us had forgotten to lock him up. Then finally one day I caught him opening the side door, he would then go on top and open the top door. We now use padlocks when we leave.
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LOL, oh I know that. Our Tiel and BCC are not caged, but I certainly do not recommend this to everyone. We spent years making sure we could trust him before we went this route. Our Tiel will occasionally climb down, but never goes far enough to get into trouble. Max the BCC will not leave his cage, unless he gets scared and fly's down, then he just goes back up the ladder, he does not want to be away from his home. If not for this he would be caged.
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This was a modern "escape proof" cage. I would have to say that where large parrots are concerned that there is NO SUCH thing as an "escape proof" and that diligence is the word of the day.
And that the only way to insure that they do stay inside of their cage is to put a padlock on it. And I would say that a padlock with a key rather then one that is a combination lock. Also using those quick links won't keep a large parrot in as they can and WILL learn to open it.

Herman

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BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE Hash: SHA1 This was a modern "escape proof" cage. I would have to say that where ... Also using those quick links won't keep a large parrot in as they can and WILL learn to open it.

I know a person that went on vacation and her Quaker learned a new word. It and her 'tiesl were taken over to a friends house for the duration. Freddie figured out how to open one of those and got out and then let out her 'tiels. While trying to get Freddie back into his cage and catch the 'tiels and put them back in theirs she would miss sometimes and say "phoey". That's Freddies new word.
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